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Want to get fit? Try backyard aerobics!

Updated: 08-24-2013

You don't need to join a gym to be active. In fact, you don't need to leave home. Here's how to include more physical activity in your daily routine: 1. Do your chores. Vacuum vigorously. Or head outside and do some gardening. 2. Play ball. Shoot baskets in the driveway; play kickball or tag in the yard. 3. Take a walk. Or take your bike for a spin around the neighborhood.